Oh, modern science, you’re so crazy.
A team of smart people from Japan, Russia and the United States apparently are planning to attempt to clone and resurrect an old Woolly Mammoth.
The scientists say they will extract DNA from a mammoth carcass that has been preserved in a Russian laboratory and insert it into the egg cells of an African elephant in hopes of producing a mammoth embryo.
Of course, any return of the mammoth, the symbol of the Ice Age that enveloped the globe thousands of years ago, would be momentous to the school of popular science and probably also pretty controversial. Cloning is always a big issue, and if these scientists actually succeed in reviving a long-extinct species such as the mammoth, it would open doors to other cloning ideas, which would stir up more controversy.
Either way, it will be interesting to see if this mammoth cloning and revival actually happens.